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Sweet Farmer’s Cheese Casserole

This simple Farmer’s Cheese Casserole eats like pie. It’s creamy, tasty, and comes together with very simple on-hand ingredients. There’s no need to buy special ingredients just for one meal when this recipe has all of them already at home!


Why I Love this Quick Brunch Casserole

To make this casserole, all you have to do is combine all of the ingredients, put them into a dish, and bake! It just couldn’t get easier. The prep time is just 2 minutes, and it’s great the next day as well. The cooking time is 30-35 minutes, and when it’s done it gives a taste of home.

While it may be called a farmer cheese casserole for this recipe, in the households of Eastern Europe it’s more like a cheesecake. Cheesecakes in Europe aren’t as sweet as American cheesecakes.

Key Ingredients

sweet farmers cheese casserole ingredients with labels cream of wheat sour cream dry vanilla sugar farmers cheese and eggs.

Farmer’s cheese is a great base to start this sweet recipe. You can use homemade farmer’s cheese if you’d like.

Eggs: Large.
Cream of wheat: From the 5-minute box will work.
Sour cream: Makes up some more of the rich ingredients.
Sugar: sweetens it up. You will need just a little bit, 3 Tablespoons, use fine.
Vanilla adds flavor to this farmer’s cheese recipe, but you can opt it out. I use dry vanilla.

How to make Sweet Farmer’s Cheese Casserole

Steps 1 & 2: Preheat and combine

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.


Step 3: Mix

Use a mixer and beat on medium-low speed until all ingredients are well blended.


Step 4: Pour into a baking dish

Pour the mixture into a tart pan or any oven-safe cake form.


Step 5: Bake

Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is slightly browned. Let cool for 15 minutes.


Step 6: Serve

Serve with sour cream, jam, or honey!

Expert Tips

  • Don’t substitute farmer’s cheese for any other cheese.
  • Farmer’s cheese casserole is best served warm with fresh fruit jam.
  • Check on the casserole to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  • For a thicker casserole use a smaller oven-safe dish.
  • Use high-quality farmer’s cheese for the best taste and texture. Homemade farmer’s cheese is a great option, but if you’re using store-bought, make sure to choose one with a creamy and smooth texture.
  • If you prefer a sweeter casserole, you can increase the sugar amount to 4 or 5 Tablespoons. However, be careful not to make the casserole too sweet. This can overpower the delicate flavor of the farmer’s cheese.

Recipe FAQs

Is ricotta and farmer’s cheese the same?

Ricotta cheese is not the same as farmer’s cheese, but do have the similar flavor and texture, however ricotta cheese is a bit sweeter in taste. It can be substituted for this recipe.

Can I substitute cottage cheese instead of farmer’s cheese?

Although cottage cheese is similar to farmers cheese, for this recipes it’s not a good idea to substitute due to the texture of cottage cheese.

slice of farmer's cheese sweet casserole with fresh berry jam on top on a white plate and silver fork.

Check out these other Casserole Recipes

  • Another brunch casserole that I like to make is similar to this one but made with fresh blueberries and also in one dish.
  • The shepherd’s pie with ground lamb is not for breakfast, but it’s also a casserole I enjoy making for the family for a weeknight dinner, prepare it ahead of time and bake it for Sunday lunch.

Other Brunch Recipes to Try

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Sweet Farmer’s Cheese Casserole

Farmers Cheese Casserole is the perfect breakfast dish paired with some unsweetened tea and topped with jam!
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Course: Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine: Russian
Allergy: Nut Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings12 slices
Calories: 83kcal


  • Large bowl
  • Stand mixer
  • tart pan
  • measuring spoons


  • 1 lb farmer's cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp cream of wheat
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl using a mixer and beating on medium-low speed until all ingredients are well blended.
    1 lb farmer's cheese, 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp cream of wheat, 3 Tbsp sugar, 2 Tbsp sour cream, ½ tsp vanilla
  • Pour the mixture into a tart pan or any oven-safe cake form.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is slightly browned. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with sour cream, jam, or honey!


  • Don’t substitute farmer’s cheese for any other cheese.
  • Farmer’s cheese casserole is best served warm with fresh fruit jam.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. This recipe looks tasty, and I plan on trying it with oat flour or coconut flour so it will be gluten free. The cream of wheat means it isn’t gluten free, so you should remove that label or give a good gluten free alternate in the recipe.